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Teaching English to adults in Santiago de Chile

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Giving an English language lesson at Vitacura English in SantiagoFor the majority of my adult life, my answer to the question – ‘What do you do?’ – had been, ‘I am a Maths teacher’. Until we left Australia last…

Ciudad Abierta, Arquitectura de Ritoque

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I promised in my blog post Beaches north of Viña del Mar to Ventanas that I would find out more about the “Arquitectura de Ritoque”. This was initially sparked by one of Yasha’s English students, who had excitedly mentioned his…

Beaches north of Viña del Mar: Horcón to Papudo

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In my last post I listed the towns between Viña del Mar and Ventanas , the southern turn-off towards Horcón.Horcon: colourful main beach (fishing coop in background)Horcón Built on the steep side of a hill, the main part…

Ano novo no Atacama!

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Você já ouviu falar sobre o deserto do Atacama no Chile? Já cogitou visita-lo? Bom, se esse lugar nunca entrou na sua lista de lugares para conhecer, vale considera-lo. Nós já o visitamos duas vezes e para nós, continua sendo…

Beaches north of Viña del Mar to Ventanas

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The coast north of Viña del Mar (or the better known Valparaíso, which is just a few clicks further south) is certainly not yet over-developed, although more and more is being covered up with concrete. So far, each place along…

Museum of Pre-Columbian Art in Santiago

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Like many cities in the world, Santiago offers free entry to their museums one day a week – this happens to be Sundays, when most of the shops in town are closed. One museum I can recommend, specially to those…

Practical Information: La Campana National Park

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Who would have guessed that there is a gem like La Campana National Park within easy reach of Santiago de Chile?! Most guide books don’t tell you much about this park. La Campana is less than 100 kilometers from the…

What a Perfect Day at La Campana

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Hi, Yasha here, the third member of dare2go. This past week I have joined up with the other two, Juergen and Berta, to do what we worked over a year in Germany for, and I’ve been working six months in…

Street Art in Santiago de Chile (Part 3)

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This is my third and final gallery post of street art and graffiti here in Santiago de Chile. Some photos are again from Barrio Brasil, others from Centro and Bellavista. Don’t despair: later this year we will revisit Valparaiso, which…

Street Art in Santiago de Chile (Part 2)

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My second selection of street art and graffiti here in Santiago de Chile. Like the first set, all of these photos are from Barrio Brasil. In the meantime we have taken a lot of photos in Bellavista, another suburb of…

Stop Shopping at Supermarkets and Save Money

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Recently we have discovered that regular supermarkets are the most expensive places to go shopping. This certainly applies in Santiago de Chile, but I recall that we noticed the same thing last time travelling through other countries in Latin America.…

Street Art and Graffiti in Santiago de Chile (Part 1)

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My first selection of street art and graffiti here in Santiago de Chile. Some of these were certainly illegal pieces of graffiti (one was actually sprayed over by the same artist only a couple of days after I photographed it),…

End of the World

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The ferry spit us out onto the other side of the Strait of Magellan, where we drove along the flatland watching the golden grass sway, all while trying to keep the truck under control from the powerful gusts of wind. …

Patagonia in”spire”s

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We bid farewell to our new friends and hopped into the truck, ready for yet another border crossing.  No more than ten minutes after we entered the aduana building, we were leaving Chile, both of us stamped out of the…

We Found Paradise, It’s In Patagonia

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 Though the Carretera starts its journey in Puerto Montt, only a few miles exist until the road ends, quickly submerging underwater. Here lies the first of many mandatory ferry crossings. The first was a short 45 minutes, hugging the…

Arequipa, South Peru

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After an uneventful border crossing but with very nice and helpful and interested Peruvian customs and immigration officers I drove through the desert of Peru up North.I had almost forgotten how extremely boring the countryside is. Now in Arequipa in…

Kinda stuck…

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I am trying to sell my car from here in Arica, Chile until Colombia. Timeframe unknown, but estimated one-and-a-half to two months from now. Why? Because it’s a great car and in very good condition and it would still have…

The end of the road

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We have made it to Ushuaia! It is billed as ‘The Southernmost city in the world,’ although there is a small naval town, Puerto Williams, a bit farther south–across the Beagle Channel in Chile.Milo looks out for dogs over…

Earthquake, not the movie.

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Arica, Chile 21:00, April 1st, 2014 But no joke, a bloody bad joke… At about 20:00 I talked to my Taiwanese roommate that I felt rumbling but he said it was the cars in the street… But then at 21:00…